From Business Strategy to Information Technology Roadmap

A Practical Guide for Executives and Board Members

Author: Tiffany Pham,David K. Pham,Andrew Pham

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 1315360322

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 298

View: 2302

Whether you are a CEO, CFO, board member, or an IT executive, From Business Strategy to Information Technology Roadmap: A Practical Guide for Executives and Board Members lays out a practical, how-to approach to identifying business strategies and creating value-driven technology roadmaps in your organization. Unlike many other books on the subject, you will not find theories or grandiose ideas here. This book uses numerous examples, illustrations, and case studies to show you how to solve the real-world problems that business executives and technology leaders face on a day-to-day basis. Filled with actionable advice you can use immediately, the authors introduce Agile and the Lean mindset in a manner that the people in your business and technology departments can easily understand. Ideal for executives in both the commercial and nonprofit sectors, it includes two case studies: one about a commercial family business that thrived to become a multi-million-dollar company and the other about a nonprofit association based in New York City that fights against child illiteracy.

Implementing IT Governance - A Practical Guide to Global Best Practices in IT Management

Author: Gad J. Selig

Publisher: Van Haren

ISBN: 9087537743

Category: Education

Page: 328

View: 6993

The issues, opportunities and challenges of aligning information technology more closely with an organization and effectively governing an organization s Information Technology (IT) investments, resources, major initiatives and superior uninterrupted service is becoming a major concern of the Board and executive management in enterprises on a global basis. An integrated and comprehensive approach to the alignment, planning, execution and governance of IT and its resources has become critical to more effectively align, integrate, invest, measure, deploy, service and sustain the strategic and tactical direction and value proposition of IT in support of organizations.Much has been written and documented about the individual components of IT Governance such as strategic planning, demand (portfolio investment) management, program and project management, IT service management and delivery, strategic sourcing and outsourcing, performance management and metrics, like the balanced scorecard, compliance and others. Much less has been written about a comprehensive and integrated IT/Business Alignment, Planning, Execution and Governance approach. This new title fills that need in the marketplace and gives readers a structured and practical solutions using the best of the best principles available today. The book is divided into nine chapters, which cover the three critical pillars necessary to develop, execute and sustain a robust and effective IT governance environment - leadership and proactive people and change agents, flexible and scalable processes and enabling technology. Each of the chapters also covers one or more of the following action oriented topics: demand management and alignment (the why and what of IT strategic planning, portfolio investment management, decision authority, etc.); execution management (includes the how - Program/Project Management, IT Service Management with IT Infrastructure Library (ITIL) and Strategic Sourcing and outsourcing); performance, risk and contingency management (e.g. includes COBIT, the balanced scorecard and other metrics and controls); and leadership, teams and people skills.

The Valuation of Information Technology

A Guide for Strategy Development, Valuation, and Financial Planning

Author: Christopher Gardner

Publisher: Wiley

ISBN: 9780471378310

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 297

View: 7900

Top executives support The Valuation of Information Technology "This is the first book which I have seen that places corporate decision-making on a logical and quantitative basis. Decisions which have traditionally been done by the 'seat of the pants' are subjected to the same rigorous analysis as is routine in the hard sciences. I think this book strikes off in a completely new direction and deserves to be read by anyone contemplating a career in business." -Dr. Mel Schwartz, Nobel Laureate in Physics 1988 and Professor Emeritus, Stanford and Columbia Universities "An insightful, rewarding evaluation of information technology-with the aim being the creation of shareholder value. Chris Gardner's detailed work shows how powerfully constructive and destructive the forces of innovation can be. Mastering information technology is the key to twenty-first-century commercial success. This book is a driver toward that mastery." -Tom Gardner, The Motley Fool (Fool.com) "Finally, a clear set of tools for those of us who are trying to find a path through a jungle of complexity. Chris Gardner has clearly and crisply provided a road map of rationality to help direct our path through a chaotic world of accelerating change." -Peter Sprague, Founder, Chairman, and CEO, Wave Systems, and former Chairman of National Semiconductor "The Valuation of Information Technology provides a practical, step-by-step approach for analyzing the attractiveness of an information technology system.. Highly recommended." -Derek R. Reisfield, Vice Chairman, Luminant Worldwide, and formerly President, CBS New Media, Chairman, Marketwatch.com, and Member of the Board, Sportsline USA "Information and technology are transforming commerce and challenging traditional valuation methods. The Valuation of Information Technology builds a bridge between familiar valuation, grounded on customer value, revenue, cost, and earnings contributions all on the one side, and the returns available in the new information technology context on the other. With these tools, added to thoughtful application and judgment, you will be a wiser leader investor, and consumer." -Stephen B. Bonner, President and CEO, Cancer Treatment Centers of America "Chris Gardner's book comes at the right time for many businesses which can no longer afford the guessing or the hip-shooting that has been the solution algorithm in many companies. He points out the systemic thinking that is possible and the discipline that is required to tackle the issues in a sound, responsible, and competitively superior way." -Dr. Rainer Famulla, Partner, Andersen Consulting "The Valuation of Information Technology tackles the tough problem of defining the value of new technologies company shareholders using integrated analytical techniques. The methodologies presented in the book are essential to any successful new business development. I highly recommend it." -Dr. Khasha Mohammadi, President, e-Networks, and formerly of Bell Labs "Clearly we have entered an era where many organizations are making 'bet the company' investment decisions in information technology and the Internet. Unfortunately, many of these investments are made on an emotional basis alone. The Valuation of Information Technology provides a significant advance in our ability for making these decisions on a more thoughtful, analytic basis." -Frank Ostroff, Author of The Horizontal Organization "For the first time, The Valuation of Information Technology marries corporate finance with technology marketing to create a technology decision guide focused on what matters most-shareholder value." -Jim Szafranski, Marketing Manager, Tut Systems

ICSI '92

proceedings of Second International Conference on Systems Integration, June 15-18, 1992, Headquarters Plaza Hotel, Morristown, New Jersey, U.S.A.

Author: Peter A. B. Ng,IEEE Computer Society

Publisher: IEEE Computer Society

ISBN: 9780818626975

Category: Computers

Page: 746

View: 2319


MEDINFO

Proceedings of the ... World Conference on Medical Informatics

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780969741411

Category: Medical informatics

Page: 1742

View: 1484


Take Charge Product Management: Time-Tested Tips, Tactics and Tools for the New Or Improved Product Manager

Author: Greg Geracie

Publisher: Greg Geracie

ISBN: 0615379273

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 232

View: 4155

Unlock your product management potential and achieve breakthrough performance for your products and company! If you're looking for an effective and proven approach to product management – one that recognizes that the majority of product managers enter the field with little or no training and must learn through trial and error – this is the book for you. Take Charge Product Management guides you step-by-step along the product management path with tips, tactics, and tools to make you and your products more successful. Whether you're a new or experienced product manager, or a seasoned executive leading a team of product managers, this hands-on guide arms you with best practices to optimize your time and effectiveness and increase your value. Learn how to: • Understand what's expected of you at each stage of your company's growth • Add value to your organization by understanding your executives' expectations • Evaluate the range of product management approaches available • Gather the mission-critical information you need to succeed • Develop an effective vision for your offering • Align your organization behind your product decisions • Form cross-functional teams and synchronize with the development team • Shift from reactive to proactive product management • Document your results

Blended Learning in Action

A Practical Guide Toward Sustainable Change

Author: Catlin R. Tucker,Tiffany Wycoff,Jason T. Green

Publisher: Corwin Press

ISBN: 1506341152

Category: Education

Page: 224

View: 9324

Shift to blended learning to transform education Blended learning has the power to reinvent education, but the transition requires a new approach to learning and a new skillset for educators. Loaded with research and examples, Blended Learning in Action demonstrates the advantages a blended model has over traditional instruction when technology is used to engage students both inside the classroom and online. Readers will find: Breakdowns of the most effective classroom setups for blended learning Tips for leaders Ideas for personalizing and differentiating instruction using technology Strategies for managing devices in schools Questions to facilitate professional development and deeper learning

Is Your Company Ready for Cloud?

Choosing the Best Cloud Adoption Strategy for Your Business

Author: Pamela K. Isom,Kerrie Holley

Publisher: IBM Press

ISBN: 0132599848

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 347

View: 9895

The first-of-its-kind guide to making optimal, sustainable cloud adoption decisions for your enterprise. * *Shows how to optimize cloud adoption by aligning business and IT requirements, pain points, strengths, and inhibitors. *Includes practical examples that clarify when cloud computing makes sense. *Shows how to reduce risk and increase ROI by incorporating cloud services into existing enterprise architecture, and identifies architectural refinements to increase the cloud's value. This is the first complete guide to cloud decision-making for senior executives in both technology and non-technology roles. IBM Global Business Services Executive IT Architect Pamela K. Isom shows how to build on and extend existing Enterprise Architecture (EA) investments to maximize the value of the cloud. Drawing on her extensive experience working with enterprise clients to deliver high-value cloud solutions, Isom presents: * *Practical business cases, vignettes, and techniques to help both consumers and providers understand when cloud investments make sense. *Litmus tests and decision trees for guiding cloud decision making. *A clear explanation of why it's so important to reflect current Enterprise Architecture in cloud decision-making, and what happens when companies don't. *Proven methods for incorporating cloud considerations into existing EAs. *Guidance on identifying and prioritizing cloud enablement candidates and building adoption roadmaps. *Potential EA refinements that help drive more value from the cloud. *Illustrative examples of cloud deployments that minimize risk and optimize ROI Includes a foreword by IBM Fellow Kerrie Holley, co-inventor of Service- Oriented Modeling and Architecture (SOMA) and the Service Integration Maturity Model (SIMM).

The Chief Information Officer's Body of Knowledge

People, Process, and Technology

Author: Dean Lane

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118113802

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 336

View: 7868

Down to earth, real answers on how to managetechnology—from renowned IT leaders Filled with over thirty contributions from practitioners whohandle both the day-to-day and longer term challenges thatInformation Technology (IT) departments and their parent businessesface, this hands-on, practical IT desk reference is written in layterms for business people and IT personnel alike. Without jargonand lofty theories, this resource will help you assist yourorganization in addressing project risks in a global andinterconnected world. Provides guidance on how business people and IT can worktogether to maximize business value Insights from more than thirty leading IT experts Commonsense, rational solutions for issues such as managingoutsourcing relationships and operating IT as a business Offering solutions for many of the problems CIOs face, thisunique book addresses the Chief Information Officer's role inmanaging and running IT as a business, so the IT department maybecome a full strategic partner in the organization's crucialdecisions.

Biodesign

The Process of Innovating Medical Technologies

Author: Stefanos Zenios,Josh Makower,Paul Yock

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 0521517427

Category: Medical

Page: 742

View: 5249

Recognize market opportunities, master the design process, and develop business acumen with this 'how-to' guide to medical technology innovation. Outlining a systematic, proven approach for innovation - identify, invent, implement - and integrating medical, engineering, and business challenges with real-world case studies, this book provides a practical guide for students and professionals.

Strategic Supply Management

Creating the Next Source of Competitive Advantage

Author: Robert J. Trent

Publisher: J. Ross Publishing

ISBN: 9781932159677

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 320

View: 3503

Supply management, the management of suppliers, and improved supply base relationships are hot topics. This highly readable book presents a framework for achieving sustainable competitive advantage through progressive supply management leadership and approaches. It presents in a concise yet informative manner the need for supply leadership, the organizational enablers that must be in place, and the strategies and approaches that leading organizations pursue to achieve advantages in price and cost, quality, cycle time, technology, flexibility, and end customer responsiveness. Strategic Supply Management includes a logical and comprehensive framework that features findings and insights gained from over seven major supply management research projects and dozens of case visits with leading companies.